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Exploring the Illusion of Free Will – Audio Podcast Collection

George Ortega

This audio podcast series presents soundtracks of the pioneering weekly television series, Exploring the Illusion of Free Will. Through dozens of 28-minute episodes, host George Ortega explains why our commonly held notion that we humans have a free will is, upon inspection, quite illusory. The series also describes how we can create a world of far less blame, guilt, arrogance and envy by overcoming this ubiquitous illusion. The original Exploring the Illusion of Free Will television episodes were recorded in the studio of the White Plains, New York Public Access Cable Television Channels (Verizon 45 and Cablevision 76), and premiered on January 6, 2011. All episodes have been dedicated to the public domain, and are immediately available for royalty-free broadcast and distribution over the Internet, and by public access, college, and commercial radio stations anywhere in the world.
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In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on August 10, 2012, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel explore how ostensibly intelligent and educated individuals, and major societal institutions, fail to grasp the quite elementary conclusion that causality completely and unequivocally makes free will impossible. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this first episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded November 27, 2010, producer and host George Ortega describe how he came to understand that our human will is causal and unconscious rather than free.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 12/06/12, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel talk about free will relative to humankindâs meaning and purpose.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 11.09.12. Hosted by George Ortega and Enel, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents the implications of free will being an illusion on the act of prayer.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 11.09.12. Hosted by George Ortega and Enel, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will reviews neurologist and New York Times bestselling author Sam Harris's March 2012 landmark book Free Will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 10.12.12. Hosted by George Ortega and Enel, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will reviews neurologist Sam Harris's March 2012 landmark book Free Will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded Nov. 11, 2011, host George Ortega describe how our lack of free will makes personal moral accountability impossible, but this fact does not threaten our personal and societal requirements for order and rule of law.
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Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 11/09/12, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel celebrate the showâs 100th episode by describing our unfree will relative to cosmology.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this second episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on November 27, 2010, host George Ortega uses real-time examples to explain why human beings have a causal will rather than a free will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 12.26.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on August 10,2012, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel discuss how society's overcoming the illusion of free will would lead to a more intelligent, effective, and compassionate criminal justice system. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
Rec. 10.12.12. Hosted by George Ortega and Enel, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will reviews neurologist and New York Times bestselling author Sam Harris's March 2012 landmark book Free Will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 10.12.12. Hosted by George Ortega and Enel, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will reviews neurologist and New York Times bestselling author Sam Harris's March 2012 landmark book Free Will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
R-09-14-12, in this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel describe why our world transcending the illusion of free will amounts to a new causal consciousness for our species.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 09.28.12. Hosted by George Ortega and Enel, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will describes why causes originating before we were born determine all of our human acts.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 01/17/13, producer George Ortega talks about how the illusion wrongly shifts blame to humans.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 12, 2012, host George Ortega explains why interpretations of quantum mechanics that conclude quantum mechanics to be acausal do not present opportunity for human will to be free. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded August 10, 2012, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel describe why we humans are not "ultimately" responsible because we were created by God. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode, recorded on 3/2/11, host George Ortega explains how our world's overcoming the illusion of free will would represent a major evolutionary leap in human consciousness, and how this change would play out personally and societally.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 01/17/13, producer George Ortega explains why we never had, donât have, and can never have a free will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded 3/2/11, the host explains how most people's strongest defense for free will, that they "experience" their will as free, is mistaken. We actually experience our will, and thereafter infer as to whether it is free or causal.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 06/18/13, producer George Ortega reviews the moral implications of our unfree will. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/30/13, producer George Ortega coins the term âPeopleuppetsâ as a more pleasant identity than âRobotsâ and âPuppets.â The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage,...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 01/17/13, producer George Ortega talks about what human will can tell us about human consciousness.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded August 10, 2012, hosts George Ortega and Enel explain how both causality and randomness (otherwise known as unpredictability, acausality, and indeterminism) prohibit free will, and why conceptually and empirically there is no third alternative to these two possibilities
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 02/07/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel discuss the implications of free will belief on how resources are divided within society.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 12/06/12, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel talk extemporaneously about the free will illusion.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 02/07/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel explain why not having a free will, rather than understanding this fact, is our problem
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
R- 09.14.12, in this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel discuss how and why some people argue for the existence of free will according to their fears and desires.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/30/13, producer George Ortega reviews why our human unconscious makes free will impossible. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 09.21.12. In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, host George Ortega discusses Ruud Custers and Henk Aarts' landmark July 2, 2010 review paper challenging free will published in the prestigious peer-review journal Science.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 12/06/12, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel talk about how believing in free will plays out in our everyday interactions.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded March 2, 2011, host George Ortega describes how the principle in biology and psychology that we always seek pleasure and avoid pain compels our every decision.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on August 2, 2012, hosts George and Enel explain that although human will is not free, we must nevertheless uphold ethical and legal standards. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz about...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 02/07/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel refutes Frankfurt-style free will defenses claiming our choices are not inevitable.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 09.14.12, in this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel talk about our genetic drives like our hedonic and moral imperatives make free will impossible.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, my new co-host, Enel, and I talk about the explosion of free will refutations by major magazines like New Scientist, Scientific American Mind, and new books, like best-selling author, Sam Harris' March 3, 2012 book Free Will. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way....
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
n this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/13/13, producer George Ortega explores the principle of forgiveness from free and unfree will perspectives. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/13/13, producer George Ortega explains why because the free will delusion is so persistent, repeating refutations is necessary. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/30/13, producer George Ortega distinguishes between the concepts of determinism and causality as they apply to human will. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage,...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode, host George Ortega describes how we can understand our universe from a personal perspective by equating God with the Universe, and thereby understand that God's will must be as compelled as that of us humans.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 05/13/13, producer George Ortega explores surrealistic themes surrounding the truth that human will is completely determined. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage,...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on July 13, 2012, George Ortega and his new co-host, Enel, go through the basics of what we mean when we say "free will," and why such a prospect is impossible. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
Rec. 09.28.12. Hosted by George Ortega, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will describes why human decisions occur at the level of the unconscious.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on March 2, 2011, host George Ortega explains how our unconscious, which never sleeps, always participates in our decisions, rendering free will impossible.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded on August 9, 2011, host George Ortega describes British philosopher Galen Strawson's refutation of free will, that is based on a logical extension of the principle that nothing can be the cause of itself.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on May 3, 2011, host George Ortega explains the significance of humanity fully understanding that our wills are causal rather than free.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded 3/2/11, we begin with the premise that infants do not have free will. If we ask when an infant presumably acquires one, we can understand why the concept "free will" doesn't make sense, and is ultimately an illusion.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 03/26/13, co-hosts George Ortega and Enel discuss how overcoming the belief in free will can revitalize our worldâs religions. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage,...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 06/18/13, producer George Ortega explains how free will belief distorts the target of anger to make things worse. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover...
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this Episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, Tarl Warwick addresses the commonly accepted understanding of God as omniscient, and explains why this divine attribute makes free will impossible. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz about free...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 2, 2012, producer and host George Ortega describes what it is like, and the benefits, of losing one's sense of free will.
Topics: free will, free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents part 4 of 4 of a talk that Jonathan M.S. Pearce delivered to the South Hampshire Humanist Society refuting free will. As the beginning of each episode asserts through a quote by American philosopher John Searle, demonstrating to the world that free will is an illusion 'would be a bigger revolution in our thinking than Einstein, or Copernicus, or Newton, or Galileo, or Darwin. It would alter our whole conception of our relation with...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on January 27, 2012, producer and host George Ortega explains why causality, the unconscious, the hedonic and moral imperatives, the fact that we did not create ourselves, the fact that thoughts just pop into our minds, the fact that we are constantly influenced by factors outside of our control, nature and nurture, and the fact that God her/himself does not have a free will, make human free will impossible.
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 2, 2012, producer and host George Ortega describes why it would be in the best interest of the 1% richest and most powerful people in the world to help the world overcome the myth of free will in order to minimize hostility and recrimination against them as the Occupy Global Revolution of the 99% progresses. http://www.causalconsciousness.com Exploring the Illusion of Free Will - the first, and only, television program...
Topics: free will, free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
Rec. 09.28.12. Hosted by George Ortega, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents an explanation of why humans do not have even the slightest amount or degree of free will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 02/21/13, producer George Ortega reviews various ways free will can be refuted.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on February 7, 2012, producer and host George Ortega explains why fatalism is a mistaken and unproductive reaction to the truth that our lives are completely determined by forces outside of our control. http://www.causalconsciousness.com Exploring the Illusion of Free Will - the first, and only, television program about the causal nature of human will. The world's first, (already successful) initiative to popularize the refutation...
Topics: free will, free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 03/07/13, producer George Ortega presents and refutes various free will defenses.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, producer, writer and host George Ortega presents an original two step refutation of any and all arguments for a free will that relies on the fact that both causality and randomness make free will impossible. http://www.causalconsciousness.com Exploring the Illusion of Free Will - the first, and only, television program about the causal nature of human will. The world's first, (already successful) initiative to popularize the refutation of...
Topics: free will, free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 26, 2012, producer and host George Ortega explains how an investigation into why we make the moral choices we do demonstrates that such decisions are actually made by factors outside of our control. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 02/21/13, producer George Ortega explores why people continue to believe in free will.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
Rec. 09.28.12. Hosted by George Ortega, this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents an extemporaneous discussion of the topic.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded April 18, 2011, host George Ortega presents suggestions to help us overcome the emotional and belief barriers that stand in the way of accepting the causal nature of our human will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded January 12, 2012, host George Ortega explains why his popularizing unconscious will is even more of a scientific achievement than Freud's popularizing the concept of the unconscious.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded April 25, 2011, host George Ortega explains why a partially free will, or some of our decisions being freely willed and others not, is impossible.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, produced and hosted by George Ortega, was recorded on 12.26.13. The debate over whether humans have a free will languished for centuries in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move the issue to the public arena in a big way. Ortega spearheaded a buzz about free will that ultimately led to an explosion in mainstream media and Internet coverage, including cover stories by New Scientist and Scientific American Mind magazines....
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded April 26, 2012, producer and host George Ortega describes the process of moving from a free will to a causal will perspective in our everyday life. Over several centuries the debate over whether or not we humans have a free will languished in academia. In 2010, George Ortega decided it was time to move this very important issue to the public arena in a big way. For a complete description of how Ortega spearheaded the huge buzz...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents part 1 of a talk that Jonathan M.S. Pearce delivered to the South Hampshire Humanist Society refuting free will. As the beginning of each episode asserts through a quote by American philosopher John Searle, demonstrating to the world that free will is an illusion 'would be a bigger revolution in our thinking than Einstein, or Copernicus, or Newton, or Galileo, or Darwin. It would alter our whole conception of our relation with the...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on 03/07/13, producer George Ortega review English idioms that suggest our understanding that free will is an illusion.
Topics: free will, determinism, free choice, fate, destiny, causal will, unconscious, cause and effect,...
In this episode, recorded on April 18 2011, host George Ortega describes change as the basic process in our universe, and explains that because this process requires causality, free will is therefore impossible.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on April 25, 2011, host George Ortega goes through some of the ways that life can become better by understanding the causal nature of human will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
In this episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will, recorded on May 15, 2011, host George Ortega reminds us that we humans do not have supernatural abilities to circumvent the laws of nature, and thereby acquire a free will.
Topics: free will vs. determinism, free choice, causal will, unconscious will, cause and effect,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents part 2 of a talk that Jonathan M.S. Pearce delivered to the South Hampshire Humanist Society refuting free will. As the beginning of each episode asserts through a quote by American philosopher John Searle, demonstrating to the world that free will is an illusion 'would be a bigger revolution in our thinking than Einstein, or Copernicus, or Newton, or Galileo, or Darwin. It would alter our whole conception of our relation with the...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...
This episode of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will presents part 3 of a talk that Jonathan M.S. Pearce delivered to the South Hampshire Humanist Society refuting free will. As the beginning of each episode asserts through a quote by American philosopher John Searle, demonstrating to the world that free will is an illusion 'would be a bigger revolution in our thinking than Einstein, or Copernicus, or Newton, or Galileo, or Darwin. It would alter our whole conception of our relation with the...
Topics: Philosophy, neuroscience, brain, mind, volition, choice, consciousness, freedom, physics,...